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>> we've had some ups and downs in milk prices and some dry weather before but this is probably the most i've been here 42 years doing this as an adult, and it's probably the worst that i've seen overall. we were fortunate last night to get about half inch of rain but kind of too late. >> yeah. more rain today. too little too late. here's what these cows feeding on. a lot is grown here. 60% of it. it's corn. it's alfalfa hay and by products from ethanol production which is down also. so what they don't grow here they got to go buy elsewhere and the cost of that is going up because the supply is down as well. by the way, cows like it cool, much cooler than it has been. they have these sprinkler systems and misters and fans to keep them cool. they prefer 50 degree temperatures. 90, 100 degree temperature they don't like to eat.
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they lose the weight and they don't have the energy to produce milk so the production of the milk goes down. that's ripple effect that this situation is having. 60,000 dairy farms in the u.s.. 99% of them are family owned. we produce 21 million gallons of milk every year, kyra and some of that gets exported. it ties into the global economy as well and farmers are worried about what's to come in the next six to 12 months. >> did you see the interview with the agriculture secretary vilsack earlier this morning, rob? >> reporter: we talked to him yesterday. and, you know, he's not optimistic. i was trying to get some silver lining out of it. he looks at these crops and he says, you know, even if we hold on to what we have, it's almost disastrous what's coming to the ag business and supermarkets here in the coming year. not much optimism there.
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>> i knew he was come through the area. he was actually on cnn this morning when you were out on the farm. let's just take a little bit of what he had to say and then i got a question four about prices. >> we obviously need to help these folks. this is why we have a safety net, this is why we need passage of a food farm and jobs bill quickly, why we need to then livestock producers in particular. it would impact and affect in the long haul food prices not as dramatically as some people expect because farmers get only 14 cents of every dollar but it will impact consumers. >> something caught my attention he's talking not only how it will impact our prices but jobs as well. >> reporter: these farms employ a lot of people. so, yeah. you know, not just dairy, but the crops themselves. two-thirds of an acre or two-thirds of the cost of an acre -- what they make in a
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bushel of corn, two-thirds of that is expenses. so they are not just throwing seed out there. it costs known plant an acre of land. so anything that they don't plant we don't have a crop this year. they have money invested into it. that's why these bills are important. a lot of these guys have insurance and hopefully that will kick in. but it spread out to the entire economy teen you and me as well. >> rob marciano live for us again this morning. we'll stay on thor to. thanks so much. as you just heard the impact of this drought is far reaching. we're talking farms, supermarkets, your dinner table, even your fuel costs. corn prices are nearing record highs and that's now causing huge concern within the ethanol industry. bill day is with valero energy corporation with the largest energy producers in the country. i was talking with rob yesterday. i'm glad you're able to join us this morning. i was reading about one of your plants temporarily shutting
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down. now you had to close down two of your ten plants. tell me what's going on at this point. >> that's right. we've actually temporarily halted production at two of our ethanol plants in the midwest. and now we have a third plant in ohio that's taking about a week off to do some maintenance. this is an opportunity for us, since there's not a lot of need for ethanol, to go ahead and take that plant down as well. so with the corn prices going up, and demand for ethanol being flat at best, a lot of those plants were actually seeing negative margins where it was costing more to bring the corn in and make the ethanol than we were getting for the ethanol in the marketplace. >> what is this ultimately going to mean for us when it comes to fueling up our vehicles? >> well, what we have not seen yet is the price of ethanol go up as dramatically as the price of corn has. once that happens and we expect it to, then you'll see a widening out of these margins.
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if corn prices stay high then you'll see an increase in the price of ethanol, and because ethanol use is mandated in gasoline that can translate to the price of gasoline. we haven't seen it yet but expect it to come. >> how soon? >> in the next few weeks. we're not the only company that's halted production at its plants. as it happens ethanol margins will widen out and you could see price increase after that. right now there's plenty of ethanol in inventory. there's a high number of days of supply, higher than usual, so it hasn't factored out yet and a lot of ethanol is being blended from inventories. >> before i let you go, i don't know if you heard rob's interview, jobs are now being impacted. if you've had to close down two of your ten plants, did you -- i mean did your workers not come in today and is this going to
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impact jobs for your workers? it has not impacted jobs. all of our valero employees are still on the job, still on the payroll. we consider these to be temporary halts in production and we expect those plants to be back up and running in the next couple of weeks and making ethanol. we've kept all the employees on the job. they are still being paid. we haven't laid anybody off. >> got it. bill day, thanks so much. according to the oil price information service the fourth quarter ethanol fetching a price of $2.51 a gallon. ♪ you can't wish your way onto the podium. ♪ you can't buy it or hope for it. ♪ it's not enough to dream about it. ♪
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♪ i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. ron says it had nothing to do with the deadly bombing of israeli tourists in bulgaria. that blast killed seven people including the suicide bomber. a suicide bomber carrying a fake michigan driver's license. officials say he had the bomb in a backpack which he placed in the luggage compartment underneath the bus. president obama has condemned the bombing as a barbaric terrorist attack. new to siro.
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a president mia, key regime players and china and russia veto a u.n. resolution. all the while gunfire across the capital of damascus, so let's start with president assad. >> reporter: especially given the developments over the last 24 hours. one fully expect ad president would come out at a time of crisis, at a time when it most certainly seems his government is not in control of the capital. and when there is such a security breach that led to the death of his minister of defense, deputy minister of defense and security advisor yesterday. a lot of speculation where the president is and what his strategy may be at this point in time. there have been various reports that he could possibly be in the
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coastal port city. this is where the president and his family spent summers to escape the desert heat. it would potentially possibly provide the about an escape route via the sea. also an area where he does enjoy a relatively speaking, you know, fairly solid support base. that being said, syrian state television broadcast an anchor read statement that said the president had sworn in a new minister of defense, there were no images, interestingly that were broadcast, but it does -- sorry there was no location that was given so it does seem at this point in time that while a lot of people are wondering where the president actually is. >> a lot of people coming forward saying he's afraid for his life and afraid this may be it. what's your scene. could this be the beginning of the end? >> reporter: you know that's so incredibly difficult to determine as has everything that is surrounding this uprising in
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syria. what this has created is widespread fighting across many suburbs and, in fact, central damascus in and much itself. it most certainly will be causing the regime to look over its shoulder no longer feeling that perhaps the senior most members, members of that inner circle can fully trust themselves. one also has to bear in mind the assad government still has a fairly solid military base, a fair amount of military fire power, not to mention armor, and the president still has significant individuals very close to him. his own brother who commands the most elite units amongst analytical. let's not forget about that critical international support. assad regime still has the backing of russia and china when it comes to the region iran. >> thanks so much. you heard her mention russia and china. the u.n. director of human
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rights watch just released this statement after the vote on the u.n. resolution the veto on the u.n. resolution vote. here's the quote. russia and china have once again turned their backs on the syrian people as the syrian government continues its brutal assault on the civilian population. their callous disregard for the violations that followed their serial wes to is unbecoming permanent members and could make the security council irrelevant to the developments on the ground. just a quick note for all of you if you're heading out the door. you can continue watching us from your mobile phone or if you're heading to work can also watch cnn live from your desk top. go to cnn.com/tv.
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tennessee muslims finally get to open their mosque just in time for though limo of ramadan which starts tonight. federal judge ordered rutherford county to conduct a final inspection of the mosque today. it comes after two years of legal challenges and several acts of vandalism, arson and even a bomb threat. chick-fil-a has made no secret of hits cpi values and its president is making it clear that when it comes to opposing
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gay marriage he and his company are guilty as charged. those are the words chick-fil-a's main man says. it's unleash ad firestorm of outrage. according to the christian post, he goes even further during an interview on the ken coleman show saying quote i pray god's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about. the managing editor of cnn's food blog. has been following this story. talk about huge backlash. >> oh, my goodness social media is on fire right now both on twitter and on facebook. people have known about this particular stance of chick-fil-a for a long time and now they are using the power of the internet, you know, to talk back about it. our news blog this just in lined up a whole bunch of vehement.
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hate mongers. good by chick-fil-a. i can't eat nuggets filled with hate. both sides are weighing in pretty heavily. people are fwad they are standing up for their beliefs and others are saying you know chicken is delicious but i'll forego that for right now. >> it's received also a lot of support too, right? >> this is certainly true. and really the story is, this has been going on for a very, very long time. we've written about it pretty extensively. for ages fast food companies have been putting their dollars towards beliefs, causes that they believe in. just it hasn't been quite as blatant. you have things from in and out burger, putting bible verses on their food and putting it out for the public but this is actively taking a tans against certain part of their consumer
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base and people are just not having that. >> so you read some of the criticism there on facebook and also some tweets. here's someone that we pulled it actually in support of what the president had said. david jones just wanted to say i'm proud that you stand firm in your beliefs. you knew the risks and still took the plunge. may god bless this company with abundance. never back down. sharon boyd wrote thank you for standing up for what you believe. the truth is not hate it's just the truth. question four. what type of impact, because we have talked about this before and we've talked a lot about the christian values that chick-fil-a always talks about and their hiring practices and how they feel about certain issues especially gay marriage. what kind of impact do you think the company is really going to see? >> i really don't expect that they will see very much because they have been so public about this issue to this point that i think anybody has pretty much made their decision. i received an e-mail from a colleague today who is gay and
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who would sort of pay money to stay in line at chick-fil-a for him before so he wouldn't be seen in line. he said as of today no more. very popular video online right now, a chef has shown how to make a fill-a-gay which is a sandwich that mimics the taste of chick-fil-a sandwich. you can support that need and not support the politics of a brand that doesn't support you. pretty divided. >> we definitely should not be surprised. there will be a lot more videos. let me go ahead, we did get an issue from chick-fil-a. chick-fil-a culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect, regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. going forward our intent is to leave the policy debate over same sex marriage to the government and political arena. it sounds like he might have got
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himself in a bit of trouble coming out saying what he said because now the statement clearly is sort of toning down what he had commented on. >> this is true. in their mission statement they write that at the heart and soul of our business we're a family business that serves people and they believe in the biblical definition of marriage. i've been surprised how many people are swayed by really delicious chicken to step over the line. >> hey, it's true. i never knew about chick-fil-a until i moved to the south. let me tell you it's a popular place. >> it's funny. i come from new york city here and you say chick-fil-a and people don't know what you're talking about. there's only one here. you have to go the nyu campus to eat there. this may be an issue that's contained regionally, but as long as they have a facebook page, as long as they have a twitter people will be talking
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teams make entrees and desserts. what did the gsa employees get out of this? this is one of those employees who says he's afraid to show his face because his boss will be mad. >> it was bunch. we had 25 minutes to get a recipe together. cook for three. i think there were roughly 25 or 30 people there. and then we were critiqued along the way by the chefs at the institute on what we could do better. >> reporter: and those gsa employees got the whole day off real work to do it. >> so this was the day's activity learning how to cook? >> yes. >> reporter: and it didn't just happen once since 2007 gsa employees came to the culinary center of kansas city nine times for these team building exercises. they cooked lunch. it cost you more than $20,000.
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that's the total amount for all those cooking classes. granted in the world of trillion dollar government budgets that's not a lot of money but our insider says it is part of the free spending culture that's gone on for years at the kansas city regional headquarters. >> there's a lot of what i would look at as juvenile behavior when it comes to caring about the taxpayers' money. >> reporter: spending at the kansas city office found not only did workers learn how to cook lunch the gsa hired an etiquette instructor. >> how to hold your napkin, use your fork and knife. >> reporter: he's not making it. you. the instructor billed the federal government and confirms she taught gsa employees about place settings and different courses, how they will be served, how to eat soup and salad, what to do with your napkin, how to butter your roll.
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to top it all off gsa's kansas city office awarded its workers with a $3,000 awards lunch. possibly to show off that newly learned etiquette. when we began asking about this we were directed to washington, d.c., to the headquarters of the gsa. where we were told we could get answers in writing but no one would be able to answer our questions on camera. so we showed up at this public ceremony back at the gsa regional headquarters in kansas city to meet this man. >> good morning. >> reporter: jason klum is the politically appointed regional administrator of gsa's heartland division which covers four states. he's been in charge since february of 2010. in charge of three cooking classes, etiquette speaker and $3,000 awards lunch. this is outrageous when people hear things like government workers going to cooking classes and not just one but very many
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over several years. why was that allowed to go on. >> it was the culturculture. old culture at gsa. >> reporter: why weren't you able to put a stwhoipt you came into the office. >> we've seen new leadership at the agency and that will affect my ability to put a stop to those kind of things. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: do you as the administrator have the power to stop that kind of stuff. >> when we see new policies put in place more authority will be given to regional administrators to stop things like that. >> reporter: do you not have the power now in. >> don't have it now. >> reporter: really. >> haven't had it. >> reporter: one other thing he didn't have the power to stop. >> scrooge, this is the ghost of gsa present. let's take a look at you action. >> reporter: last year's holiday contest. >> i'm the ghost of gsa past. ♪
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>> reporter: it's another team building exercise, the team that came up with the most creative video about, get this, efficiency in the gsa would win an ice cream social. all of what you're seeing was written, produced, agented, taped and edited on federal government time. were these videos make people better employees, improve the systems, improve the efficiencies of the office? >> no. they were just for see how cute they could be would be my estimation. >> reporter: gsa employees used to be able to watch the employees online. but when the news broke about that spending scandal in las vegas that's when the holiday videos disappeared. he says he didn't know about the cooking classes couldn't exactly use the same excuse when it came to the holiday videos. >> i was one of the judges. again, that have part of a
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culture that was pretty common throughout gsa and absolutely something that is changing. i think you see a new day at gsa. >> reporter: gsa headquarters tells cnn in a statement that these events span several generations. under the new gsa leadership these events would not have been approved. and only light refreshments like water and pretzels will be loud in the future. >> we see a need at gsa, you see a culture shift and a new day. i'm very optimistic about that. >> if you're leaving the house right now just a reminder, continue watching cnn from your mobile phone. watch cnn live from your desk top. go to cnn.com/tv.
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florida watchman on trial for killing trayvon martin says he's not a racist.
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george zimmerman went on fox news last night to tell his story and what happened in february when he shot and killed martin who was walking to his father's house. so is this another strategic move in a high-profile case? we've seen zimmerman's look change several times. he's gone from heavy set with hair to a clean shaven baby face to his look just last night on fox news. join me now. beth caras are the changes and tv appearances part of the strategy. >> yes, i do think it's part of the strategy. a lot of people are questioning the wisdom of the defense in allowing him to make a statement like this. it wasn't a particularly aggressive interview that challenged him a lot of points but maybe that was the deal that he was basically going tell his side and not be too challenged. this is an opportunity for zimmerman to get his story out, not be cross-examined as he will be when he was the at a stand
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your ground hearing or trial this is the type of trial that begs a defendant to testify since he's saying what i did shouldn't be considered criminal i was justified in doing it. he'll have to take the stand i would argue. so it is a risk, though, because every time a defendant makes a statement, including the times he talked to the police, he testified at the bond hearing, now he's got a statement out in public the prosecution can use all these statements to challenge him on inconsistencies. >> so, beth, trayvon martin's family actually their attorney talked to cnn this morning. i want to get your take on their reaction. let's roll it. >> the state attorney will see this interview as a gift when they get ready to cross-examine george zimmerman. >> you touched on this a little bit just a second ago. let's talk more about what he means by a gift. >> well, any time you make statements, people just don't tell the same story exactly the same each time.
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sometimes the questions are posed differently, calls for a slightly different answer. but he is going to be challenged about his statements initially when he says that trayvon martin was running and last night he said well he wasn't really running he was skipping. you know he's going to have to explain that want away. i got to tell you, marko is too good of an attorney to let this happen. this interview with fox news did not have to occur. it was done voluntarily. i'm sure he's confident that george zimmerman if there are inconsistencies can explain away those inconsistencies. what he said was inconsistent with the 911 call. that was an audio call not a videotape. we don't know what was happening. you hear what you think is someone running. but company have just been panting, not from running. we don't know. it's an audio. i think that marco knows what he's doing wouldn't have allowed this if he thought it was is going hurt him more than help him and may help raise some money for the defense as well.
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>> what happens next? this went from homicide to murder case and now we're hearing that his cousin accused him of sexually abusing her when she was just a kid? >> yeah. very interesting. george zimmerman's explanation for that isn't it interesting that's the only person who says i'm racist is this person who says also making these allegations of molestation. let's keep in mind they are two years apart. she said he molested her when she was 6, he 8. if she was 9, he was 11. we're not talking about an adult molesting a child. these are allegations. no charges were filed. when it comes to molestation charges the law typically requires tlat be a big age difference between a molester and the child being molested. more than four years or more than ten years apart or the child is under 13. you don't have that in this situation. they are close in age. >> beth thanks so much.
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zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and is free on $1 billion bond while awaiting trial.
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register to vote online. the application is expected to go live sometime next week making washington the first state to allow voter registration via "the social network"ing site. you can get both candidates likely looking for friend requests from all those voters. no hard feelings. justin anthony scalia says he's not had a falling out with chief justice john roberts over the supreme court's landmark 5-4 decision that validated much of president obama's health care law. roberts was the swing vote that kept the individual mandate in place as a tax not a penalty. scalia told peers there's no bad blood between the two conservatives. you and justice roberts ha a parting of the ways. went from being best buddies to warring enemies. >> who told you that. >> i think i read it in the papers. credible sources. >> you should not believe what you read about the court in the newspapers because the information has either been made up or given to the newspapers by
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somebody who is violating a confidence which means that person is not reliable. >> you can tune in tonight to cnn with senator john mccain will join piers to talk. california moving full speed ahead to build the nation's first high-speed rail station. governor brown authorized the first leg of construction. the train will go up to 220 miles per hour. the line is envisioned to carry travellers between los angeles and san diego in just 80 minutes. passengers can zip between san francisco and l.a. in two hours and 40 minutes and the cost? $6 billion. price tag for the entire project is estimated to cost as much as $68 billion. travel insider deep in the heart of texas. the lonestar state is known for ropers, wranglers and darn good texas mex.
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well, there is some good news for parents who have kids with allergies. researchers are working on a new method to help children who develop a tolerance for foods they cannot otherwise eat. the technique is called or ro immunotherapy. elizabeth cohen is here to explain what it is, and how success it it is. >> and immunotherapy is for kids who are allergic to peanuts or eggs, and what they do is to give them a teeny, teeny tiny amount of what theyare allergic to, and then work their way up. like .0001 of an egg and then build up. >> and this is not like when they were tiny babies? >> no, not to babies at all.
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but what they found out is successful. it is a small study and 40 kids doing the immunotherapy and what they found is 30 of the 40 had a temporary cure. in other words, it worked, but it did not necessarily work forever, but 11 of them were cured and i say that in quotes, because i don't like using that word, but it worked long term. in other words, some of the kids who could not touch an egg were chowing down on eggs. >> e o, my gosh. >> that is great. that is amazing, because there is not a lot of great news for people out there with severe food allergies, so this is exciting. >> what about the other kids? >> either it did not work or they could not continue with the therapy, because it became dangerous for them. they actually developed an allergy reaction, so for a sizable chun okay of the kids, they could not do it. >> i don't know if i could volunteer my kids for something like that. it is pretty scary. >> well, they were started it so, so small and they worked their way up. as they work ed ed a small amou.
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and i want to say this do not try this at home. again, do not try this at home. >> and it could be a disaster. >> you could kill your kid. do not do it that way. >> help me to be an empowered patient here and this is your book and what you talk about, what do you do as a parent? >> as a parent go to cnn.com/empowered patient and you will see two things there. one is a blog by my colleague elizabeth landow that talks about the study and two, a link to clinical trials.gov and doctors doing it experimentally and you can see if you want to join one of the clinical trials. it is not offering widespread in a responsible way, so you want to look at the clinical trials. >> thank you so much, elizabeth. nothing can stop me now. i feel like the sky's the limit with what i can do and what i can accomplish.
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the london olympics is running into one problem after another. first came the trouble with security or rather lack thereof. and now a possible train strike.
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transportation officials plan to walk off of their jobs in the olympics and it would be tremendous disruptions. british officials are warning the unions not to carry out the threat at a time when the country wants to show the best face to the world. and if you are an olympian, you need talent and talent, but that is not do case for one olympian who had a near-death experience that changed it all for one olympian. >> reporter: beijing, collin jones wins the gold medal in the 400 relay. becoming the second african american to win gold, and growing up learning to swim was the last thing on his mind. >> my dad was a basketball player and i watched the nba and he said, you want to play basketball. >> reporter: but a trip to a water park at the age of 5
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changed his mind. >> we went down a ride and i ended up flipping upside down because i was so light, and i almost drowned. my mom tried to save me, but she could not swim and so the lifeguard had to come get me and my dad had to get my mom. >> reporter: and learning to swim was not a priority in the neighborhood he grew up in. >> walking around in a neighborhood where wearing a little brief was not common. >> reporter: and he stuck to the challenges. >> and i said, dad, i want to swim. and people need to learn how to swim. >> reporter: that has inspired hi him. >> this important has given me a lot and i want to give back. >> reporter: at this olympics he has fulfilled his dream of qualifying for not one, but two olympic events by winning the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle. >> i am excited about it. i wanted to swim the 50 and the 100 in olympics for a very loong
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time. >> reporter: jones will also compete in the 4x100 relay which is the event that won him gold. here at the olympic training camp, he is fine tuning his techniques. >> everything has changed. my mindset has changed and my diet for sure has changed. my coach has changed my stroke, everything. my execution of races. i think that i have learned more about not only just sprinting, but how to do it correctly. >> reporter: jones says that the hard work is finally paying off. he says he has one goal for london, winning more gold. >> when you can sit back and you are standing on the podium and hear your national anthem, that is what i swim for. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. and sanjay gupta goes back to the pool this weekend on sanjay gupta, md, to talk to olympic swimmer dana volmer,
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this saturday and sunday. you can continue the conversation with me @kyra.cnn. welcome to news internation international. i'm suzanne malveaux. we take you around the world in 60 minutes, and here is what is 60 minutes, and here is what is happening right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com what you are hearing is gun fire and cars burning on the street streets. this is life in damascus and one day since a major attack when the syrian officials have been reported killed in syria so far today. the syrian council tried to push through more sanctions against syria today, but it was vetoed by russia and china. we want to go to a journalist working inside of damascus and talk to him live in a couple of minutes, but first, we are getting kwoword of a u.s. milit crash in oman which happened 15
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miles from the country's capital. five crew members were on board, and the condition is not clear. military officials don't know what caused this crash, but they say it was not attacked. in northern columbia, a 3-year-old missing for an entire day was finally rescued from a sewer. you have to watch this. the boy had been playing in a construction zone with his brothers when he disappeared, and now he is safe and sound. the. a suicide bomber had a michigan driver's license and that is what officials in bulgaria are saying today and we are talking about the explosion that killed five israeli tourists and a bus driver which happened yesterday outside of an airport on the bulgaria's black seacoast, and they say that the michigan driver's license was probably a phony. we have surveillance footage of the man who m